Monday, 11 August 2014

All Clear

Sumo's lumps turned out to be benign. His last stitches come out on Thursday, and then we can travel again.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Eight Quid

We've just been charged £8 for stopping on the Cliveden islands. Both of us were too tired and stressed about Sumo to argue and put forth the "No signs..... No money" proposition. Though we are thankful to report that a few boats downstream did. The gentleman who collected the money said that some signs had gone up three years ago, but that they were vandalised and disappeared almost immediately. Not to call him a liar, but we've never seen them. and we've been coming here quite a bit over the last 5 years.

We're not expecting the bushes and trees to be cut back. or to see the moorings dredged. Based on the evidence of my own eyes, I assume they'll be left to become more overgrown and shallow than they currently are.

Huge wodges of the river are now fee paying for an overnight. Many of these places seem to settled on the sum of £8. Even though they provide no services whatsoever.